lau·​rus·​tine | \ ˈlȯrəˌstīn, ˈlär-, -tēn \
plural -s

Definition of laurustine

: a European shrub (Viburnum tinus) widely cultivated for its evergreen leaves and white or pink fragrant flowers

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History and Etymology for laurustine

New Latin laurustinus, from Latin laurus laurel + tinus a plant, probably the laurustine; probably akin to Old English thīnan to become moist, Old Slavic tina mud, Old English thawian to thaw

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“Laurustine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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